Hello, welcome to our website, our names are Ash & Ben Keily and we are husband and wife team behind Arc + Family. Ben & I are high school sweethearts and met when we were 15 & 16. We got engaged in 2010 in Vegas and married here in Brisbane in April 2012. We now have 2 little darlings named Noah who is 4 and the newest edition a little girl named Harper born in April 16. We have 2 super cute pooches named Tink who loves to bark at anything & Zeus our French Bulldog who loves to bark at any animal that comes on the TV. Trust me, it sounds cute but it drives us nuts! We also thought why not add another furry friend to the mix?! So we got a beautiful persian baby boy and named him Kendrick Furmar! He has a squishy face like Zeus and has fit into our fam purrfectly!
Both Ben and I have always been super creative and had a way with a brush in our hands. I was a Makeup Artist before the Arc brand came about doing weddings and special occasion makeups every weekend for a number of years and absolutely loved it. It was such fun being a part of each brides special day and getting to create so many different looks. You normally won’t see me without my brows done and a nice coat of mascara and foundation. It is seriously in my blood.
Ben has always had a eye for colour and is a complete perfectionist with everything he does. Ben helps run his other family business Talbot Press with his parents and brother which has been around for the last 50 + years. They are the best printing firm here in Brisbane especially with Ben on the press ;) Ben has always been into drawing and painting since a young age.
Since starting Arc + Family in 2014 we have come a long way and have a stack of designs that we custom paint to suit every space and every pot head! I often hear Ben jump out of bed at 3am and say I’ll be back I have to draw this new design I've just come up with. His brain is always ticking and together we are always coming up with new designs and products to add to our Arc fambam. Most nights you will find us in the studio painting till 1 or 2am sipping on tea and listening to the radio. All our pots are touched up by hand and take time to get them perfect before sealing.
We paint in our home studio in Morningside, Brisbane and have our bricks and mortar store in our dream location
85 James Street, Fortitude Valley!
We have also opened our newest Baby,
el' rosa by Arc & Family which is our pink wonderland located at the garden of our James Street store.
It was months of hard work building the new space which was literally a patch of grass! We have loved meeting you all in our Pink Paradise since opening a few months ago!
We still pinch ourselves that we are able to run a business that we love from home and not miss anything with our little ones. We are also so humbled by the love and support we get from all our pot heads and love the fact that our hand painted beauties and plant stands are in so many homes and retail stores around the country.
So thank you for your support pot heads! You are keeping our dream alive and we can not wait to keep bringing out new designs and sharing our milestones with you. Be sure to pop instore and see us. We have so much amazingness going on you won't want to miss it.
We look forward to meeting you instore soon or in el' rosa.
Made with Love, from our family to yours.